(a)  The applicant shall contact the Division of Coastal Management (Division) and provide:

(1)           information on site location, project description, and his or her name, address and telephone number;

(2)           a dated plat(s) showing existing and proposed development; and

(3)           confirmation that:

(A)          a written statement has been obtained and signed by the adjacent riparian property owners indicating that they have no objections to the proposed work; or

(B)          the adjacent riparian property owners have been notified by certified mail of the proposed work.  Such notice shall instruct adjacent property owners to provide any comments on the proposed development in writing for consideration by permitting officials to the Division of Coastal Management within 10 days of receipt of the notice and indicate that no response shall be interpreted as no objection.  Division staff shall review all comments.  If the Division determines that:

(i)            the comments are relevant to the potential impacts of the proposed project; and

(ii)           the permitting issues raised by the comments require a more detailed review, then the Division shall notify the applicant that he or she shall be required to submit an application for a major development permit.

(b)  Approval of individual projects shall be acknowledged in writing by the Division of Coastal Management and the applicant shall be provided a copy of this Section.  Construction authorized by this permit shall be completed within two years of permit issuance or the general authorization shall expire and a new permit shall be required to begin or continue construction.  For North Carolina Department of Transportation projects identified in the Transportation Improvement Program this permit shall not expire pursuant to G.S. 136-44.7B.

(c)  No work shall begin until an onsite meeting is held with the applicant and a Division of Coastal Management representative.  Written authorization to proceed with the proposed development shall be issued during this visit if the Division representative finds that the application meets all the requirements of this Subchapter.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A-107; 113A-118.1; 113A-124;

Eff. June 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2010.